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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 110014–

Long-range surface plasmon polaritons at THz frequencies in thin semiconductor layers (Invited Paper)

Yichen Zhang, Audrey Berrier, and Jaime Gomez Rivas  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp. 110014- (2011)

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We present a theoretical investigation of THz long-range surface plasmon polaritons propagating on thin layers of InSb. The metallic behavior of doped semiconductors at THz frequencies allows the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons with propagation and confinement lengths that can be actively controlled. This control is achieved by acting on the free carrier density, which can be realized by changing the temperature of InSb.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Metamaterials, plasmon polaritons, and waveguides in terahertz region

Yichen Zhang, Audrey Berrier, and Jaime Gomez Rivas, "Long-range surface plasmon polaritons at THz frequencies in thin semiconductor layers (Invited Paper)," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 110014- (2011)

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